In the US, 115 people die every day from car accidents. That's one death ever thirteen minutes.
These figures are shocking and sobering. New York car accidents can destroy the lives of those unfortunate enough to be involved in them. They can result in almost any kind of injury, from minor bruises to crippling brain injuries to death. The effects of such injuries extend to the victim's family by causing emotional and financial hardships.
The Leading Cause of Car Accident Injuries in New York
If you look at the figures, you'll discover that the leading cause of New York car accident fatality is driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol. 33% of fatal car accidents are caused by careless driving and 30% are caused by speeding. All three causes are behaviors that fall under the term "driver negligence."
A New York car accident lawyer can help you get compensation.
In order to get compensation after a New York car accident, the victim is required to prove that the other driver neglected to take reasonable care while driving, causing the accident to occur. Once negligence has been proven, the victim can receive compensation for damaged property, medical expenses, loss of income, emotional distress and physical pain & suffering.
If you ever are injured in a car accident, immediately get medical attention and legal advice. Secondary injuries may occur if you fail to receive medical attention in a timely manner. Once you start getting the medical care your injuries require, seek the help of a knowledgeable and seasoned Long Island car accident attorney who is able to help you understand what legal options are available to you.